Better Business Bureau Report for
Wesley House Community Services

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Wesley House Community Services
Address: 5114 Preston Highway
  Louisville, KY 40213
Phone: 502-968-8231
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1903, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Founded in 1903, Wesley House is a 112-year old organization that provides affordable child care for working parents, intervention programs for young people at risk, computer training, workforce development for those who want to enter the workforce, remedial education, English as a Second Language, Spanish as a Second Language, a Health Foods Program including a Fresh Produce Initiative, a gently used clothing store. The organization’s mission is to "help people help themselves." Wesley House also creates opportunities for the business community through the establishment of LaCamara, the Chamber of People of All Colors. The mission of LaCamara is to promote the continued growth and development of business between member companies and organizations while upholding the highest standards of conduct, referrals, and excellence combined with ways to give back to the community through support of services at Wesley House Community Services.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Wesley House Community Services meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Wesley House offers a variety of programs to low-income residents in distressed neighborhoods of Metro Louisville, as follows: Weskids Child Development Center - provides safe and affordable early childhood education to children six weeks to 12 years old. The program offers healthy menus and nutrition curriculum in accordance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The Youth Brigade Academy is designed to break the cycle of poverty and sterotypes and to motivate youth ages 6 - 18 toward self improvement by increasing their academic achievement, offering arts integrated services that include drama, dance, music and visual arts, building self-esteem, personal character, and confidence. Activities include: tutoring and homework assistance, health and fitness training, dance, crafts, computer training, music summer camp, regimen drills, recreational activities. Louisville Works --an eight-week computer training program designed to help individuals with low income become economically stabe and self-sufficients. Activities include: Computer instruction in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) Domestic & Family Violence Education, Financial Literacy, English as a Second Language, education, professional and job development training, support and advocacy for women moving from welfare to work. The program also provides internships where particpants learn bulk-mail techniques, data processing, professional phone skills and customer service. Wesley House provides a Child Care Development Training in collaboration with the Cabinet for Families and Children. Individuals who receive subsidies participate in a 8-week class that prepares them to open a childcare center of work in the childcare industry. Wesley Wear House is a gently used store that provides clothing and household items to area residents. The store is staffed by volunteers that assist residents in selecting quality items at reasonable prices. The program also provides professional attire and clothing to individuals and families that participate in other agency services. In addition to these programs, Wesley House works in close collaboration with other social service agencies to broaden the area of services it provides. As a member of the Louisville Asset Building Coalition, Wesley House offers volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) to low-income residents. English as A Second Language and G.E.D. classes are provided through a partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools. The Parent Advocate Program, a collaboration with the Cabinet for Families and Children assists parents that have had their children taken into protective custody to be reunited with their families. In addition, Wesley House Community Services provides services for the Immigrant community of Metro Louisville. Wesley House is a partner of the Greater Louisville Inc. Hispanic/Latino Coalition and provides bilingual services for non-English speaking constituents in all of it services. Wesley House has also established a Wesley House Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council to insure that the needs of the Hispanic/Latino Community are met. Wesley House has also integrated English as a Second Language to insure that clients have the opportunity to learn English while working toward self-sufficiency.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Wesley House Community Services's program expenses were:

Day Care Program 340,018
Louisville Works Program 70,084
Youth Brigade Academy 58,489
Total Program Expenses: $468,591
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Chief Executive : Dr. Renee Campbell, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Mr. Ray Hammock
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired

Co-Chair of the Board : Mr. Ben Ruiz

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Advertising

Co-Chair of the Board : Jeanette Westerfield

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: RetiredTeacher

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 13

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing, and membership.

In addition, Wesley House Community Services is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $348,384, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Wesley House Community Services's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $301,659 in unrestricted net assets and $342,608 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $291,855 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Program Fees 255,329
Metro United Way 185,561
Grants and contracts 55,213
Government support 54,575
Contributions 46,428
Gain on Investments 25,522
Investment income 16,413
Retail sales 14,259
Special events 6,607
Total Income $659,907


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 68%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 28% 

Total income $659,907
Program expenses $468,591
Fund raising expenses 28,203
Administrative expenses 195,475
Total expenses $692,269
Expenses in Excess of Income (32,362)
Beginning net assets 741,939
Ending net assets 709,577
Total liabilities 54,300
Total assets $763,877

This report was originally issued in December 2014. Financial information was updated in March 2016.

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